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How long will it take to perform a mole, cyst, lesion and skin tag removal?
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: One visit
Depending on size and location all three could be performed in one session .
It could be done in less than approximately 30 minutes.

In brief: One visit
Depending on size and location all three could be performed in one session .
It could be done in less than approximately 30 minutes.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Robert Levine
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Varies
True skin tags literally take 1 minute to remove.
However insurance does not cover their removal.A mole may take a minute for a "simple shave removal" or 15 minutes or so to remove with stitches. Same with cysts. The infection needs to be treated before can excise. Local anesthesia is used prior to removal of all. Have it looked at by a dermatologist to confirm what it is and that it is ok.

In brief: Varies
True skin tags literally take 1 minute to remove.
However insurance does not cover their removal.A mole may take a minute for a "simple shave removal" or 15 minutes or so to remove with stitches. Same with cysts. The infection needs to be treated before can excise. Local anesthesia is used prior to removal of all. Have it looked at by a dermatologist to confirm what it is and that it is ok.
Dr. Robert Levine
Dr. Robert Levine
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Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Quick
It depends on the size and the location but most of the time only takes a few minutes.

In brief: Quick
It depends on the size and the location but most of the time only takes a few minutes.
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Dr. Gregory Surfield
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Dr. John Walker
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Not long
The removal is a few seconds to a few minutes from start to finish, depending on if it requires local anesthetic or not.
Sometimes it may need to be closed with stitches, esp if large and in visually striking locations, this can take much longer (still minutes in the right hands though). Make sure the person removing it is is both skilled and trained, the specimen may need to be checked for cancer.

In brief: Not long
The removal is a few seconds to a few minutes from start to finish, depending on if it requires local anesthetic or not.
Sometimes it may need to be closed with stitches, esp if large and in visually striking locations, this can take much longer (still minutes in the right hands though). Make sure the person removing it is is both skilled and trained, the specimen may need to be checked for cancer.
Dr. John Walker
Dr. John Walker
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